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Overview

Introduction to Clayton, California

Clayton, California is 5 miles SE of Concord, California (center to center) and 20 miles NE of Oakland, California. It is in Contra Costa county. The city is part of the Oakland metro area. 

Clayton History

Joel Henry Clayton, along with his two brothers, laid out the foundations of city of Clayton in the year 1857. The town was named after Joel Clayton after a coin toss made him a winner against his brother Henry Norton. An initial effort to incorporate the town failed in 1960, but following a rekindling of the Clayton Revolution, the area was incorporated officially in the year 1964. With this, Clayton became the 13th city in Contra Costa County.

Clayton and nearby Attractions

  • Clayton Historical Society Museum
  • Clayton City Hall
  • Peacock Creek
  • Oakhurst Country Club
  • Clayton Park

Things To Do In Clayton

Visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the city of Clayton can take a tour of the museums, halls and other memorial buildings. The city has some beautiful creeks like the Peacock Creek, the Donner Creek and the Back Creek. The Oakhurst Country Club offers a range of entertainment facilities for the visitors. One can also visit the Clayton Park and the Clayton Community Ballfields with family and friends. Shoppers can browse through the numerous shops at the Clayton Station Shopping Center.

Clayton Transportation

The local airport is the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.

Clayton Higher Education

Los Medanos College is the local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,838
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+5,725
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married59.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.9%
Median Earnings25+$83,177
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$62,788

Wealth

Median Family Income$164,191
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time41 minutes
% Working from Home10.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation12.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19%
Median Gross Rent$2,502
Median House Value$667,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.6%
Irish16.8%
English16.3%
German15.3%
Italian11.3%
Polish4.2%
Dutch3.8%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.1%
Norwegian2.1%
Portuguese2.1%
Swiss1.6%
Russian1.3%
Canadian1.2%
Welsh1%
Swedish0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Iranian0.7%
African0.7%
Maltese0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Afghan)0.5%
Icelander0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Greek0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Clayton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94517
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.88
Approximate Longitude-121.84

Clayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip23.9 inches
StationMARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp55 to 87 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip19.5 inches
StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Antioch110,026$74,873
Concord128,160$89,091
Danville44,205$176,339
Pittsburg69,449$72,423
Pleasant Hill34,662$119,550
Walnut Creek68,516$125,355

Clayton Public Schools

Diablo View Middle
300 Diablo View Ln.
ZIP: 94517
Middle
Total Enrollment 664
Mt. Diablo Elementary
5880 Mt. Zion Dr.
ZIP: 94517
Primary
Total Enrollment 814
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